This activity has been designed to enhance student understanding for comparing characters and events one or more stories as per the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It can be used as both a direct instruction activity or as skill practice at a literacy station or reading center.
This product was designed around the two tall tales, Pecos Bill and Paul Bunyan, both retold by Steven Kellogg.
The purchased document contains information and/or event cards which students can be sorted according to the pertaining categories. The sentences are similar, but not identical to those presented in the text. Also included as part of the document is a sheet to assist students in organizing their own thoughts and ideas from the text as well as recording peer ideas that are shared through cooperative learning opportunities.
The cards can be cut and used by each student or printed on cardstock, laminated, and used cooperatively by a small group prior to the student completing a corresponding activity.